Police sergeant who falsely accused other officers of threatening Obama gets firedBy Mason White 6:25 AM February 20, 2013
|President Obama speaking in Virginia|
By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A police sergeant who falsely accused other police officers of threatening President Obama was fired from his job, according to press reports in Virginia.
The Richmond police sergeant whose allegations led to two firings and a Secret Service investigation was himself fired today, police sources revealed.
Accusations from the sergeant came after Obama’s visit to Virginia Commonwealth University. He alleged that the two officers made inappropriate comments about harming the president. The story became national news. The Secret Service found no criminal act, but the two white skinned police officers were fired amid the uproar.
The fired officers have been fighting to get their jobs back. Their lawyer, James Towey, said that the allegations were completely made up and that the layoffs were the result of the interference by the mayor’s office.
The sergeant revealed that inappropriate comments were made by a 20-year police veteran who was on the phone with another officer assigned to provide external security for the president and first lady Michelle Obama.
The complainant reported that the veteran officer suggested that the other officer “take a couple of shots,” while another voice in the background was talking about putting a bomb under the stage.
Their lawyer said that the accusations are completely false and the mayor pressured the firing of the police officers before any investigation.
It is unclear if the sergeant was fired for making the allegations or for sharing the story with the press.